About Us

In June 1978, Gary Redekas, the managing partner of American Excellence, L.L.C., Garage Doors & Awnings of Tariffville, CT, quit his job at a local lumber yard to start his own business as a remodeling contractor. In the years that passed, he gained knowledge and experience in all phases of home remodeling. Over the years he was drawn into specializing his business in one aspect of the construction industry. That aspect is garage doors. In July 1998, Gary formed a partnership with his wife, Jean, and their son, Steve; and named it American Excellence, L.L.C., Garage Doors. In 2008 we also took on the Sunsetter Awning line of products.  In every job they do, the goal is excellence in the finished product.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality garage door materials available today, and to back that up with highly trained installers. Furthermore, it is our mission to operate our company in line with the financial principles outlined in the Holy Bible, so that fifty years from now this company will still be in business to serve the garage door needs of your future generations.


"You guys are outstanding! I am sorry it took so long to call and say that and you did the work a couple of weeks ago but I'm thrilled about everything you have done for me from start to finish. Very professional. You helped me out tremendously by giving me a used Garage Door Opener and not sinking me to a brand new one. The guy who came to install it was great and the initial guy who came out to look at it was great. Great team work - great communication. You guys really do an outstanding job. I will be referring you and will be doing more work with you in the future. Thanks again." David P. - Wethersfield

"American Excellence. This is the perfect name for this company. They do an excellent job. They are always respectful and courteous. They did the job promptly and charged a fair price. I would refer them to anyone. " Bob Hiler

"Thanks for the great and fast work Gary! Always happy to recommend you to others!" Mark & Diane S.

Why Choose Us?

  • Prompt Project Completion
  • Punctual, Professional Staff
  • Over 34 Years Of Experience
  • Established in 1997
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Licensed
  • Free Estimates
  • Warranties Offered
  • Insured